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Title:
Butterflies of the world
Author:
Preston-Mafham, Rod.
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Publication Information:
London : Blandford, 1999.
Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780713727906
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Their bright hues and delicate shapes have inspired artists and made them a universal object of attraction. This uniquely personal treatment of butterfly behavior and habitat includes a variety of visually stunning photographs -- all taken in the wild and none of which ever appeared before in print.


Author Notes

Rod and Ken Preston-Mafham are experienced writers and photographers of the natural world. Their expertise is evident in their other titles in this series, in their dual role as authors and as photographers for Premaphotos Wildlife, one of the United Kingdom's leading natural history photographic libraries


Excerpts

Excerpts

Butterflies of the World provides a wide range of information on these creatures, which are among the most beautiful of nature's beings. Their many hues and shapes have been a delight and inspiration to artists and nature lovers for generations. In addition, the scientific importance of the Lepidoptera--butterflies and moths--has been recognized by entomologists (those who study them), because of the diverse behaviors and habitats of the hundreds of species that make up this order. A valuable review of what is known about the biology, behavior, and lifestyles of butterflies, this authoritative volume is enhanced by the unique personal observations of coauthor Ken Preston-Mafham. These are based on his field study in many countries, gathering information and photographs for this book. There is a special emphasis on the often spectacularly patterned species of Africa and South America, while species from the rest of the world are also adequately covered. Filled with spectacular original, color photographs of living specimens, taken by the authors in the wild, this visually thrilling volume is an important addition to the successful Of the World set. Excerpted from Butterflies of the World by Rod Preston-Mafham, Ken Preston-Mafham All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 7
1 Introduction to the Butterfliesp. 9
2 Structure of the Adult Butterflyp. 28
3 The Life-cycle of the Butterflyp. 38
4 Adult Behaviour--Courtship and Reproductionp. 49
5 Adult Behaviour--The Daily Roundp. 76
6 A Pattern for Survivalp. 96
7 Variation in Butterfliesp. 125
8 Enemies of Butterfliesp. 137
9 Ecology and Distributionp. 153
10 Butterflies and Manp. 169
Appendicesp. 182
Glossaryp. 183
Guide to Further Readingp. 184
Butterfly Conservation Societiesp. 184
Picture Creditsp. 184
Indexp. 185

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